Hello Kitty Facts

Why Doesn’t Hello Kitty Have A Mouth? The Truth

Picture of Hello Kitty no mouthWhy doesn’t Hello Kitty have a mouth? This is one of the most asked questions about Hello Kitty in the world!

And who can blame people for being curious about it?

It’s plain to see that Hello Kitty is missing something that most other characters have: a mouth.

Many theories and urban legends have sprung up to try to explain why Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth.

The most popular of these stories is actually quite shocking. It says that Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth because a mother made a deal with the devil…

The story goes that a little girl got mouth cancer and was going to die. Her mother desperately wanted to save her. She prayed to God to spare her daughter but God did not answer her prayer.

She then in desperation prayed to the Devil, and he said he would save her daughter’s life but on one condition. The condition was that the mother create a toy company that paid homage to him.

The mother agreed and the girl’s life was spared. She then had to hold up her end of the bargain, and started a toy company featuring Hello Kitty. But she drew Hello Kitty without a mouth in memory of when her daughter had mouth cancer.

That’s the story, but not to worry, Hello Kitty did not come from such dark origins.

Yuko Shimizu the woman who created Hello KittySo why doesn’t Hello Kitty have a mouth?

The answer is simple.

The creator of Hello Kitty, a woman named Yuko Shimizu, wanted Hello Kitty to be a character that was able to help anyone in the world that came in contact with a Hello Kitty item.

She created Hello Kitty without a mouth so that a person could imagine Hello Kitty with the same emotions that they themselves were feeling.

Like if you felt sad, then you could imagine that Hello Kitty was frowning. And if you felt happy then you could imagine Hello Kitty was happy just like you.

This is where one of the Hello Kitty slogans “Happy or sad together,” comes from.

Yuko Shimizu felt that if Hello Kitty could share a person’s feelings then they could see Hello Kitty as an understanding friend.

Drawing Hello Kitty without a mouth was a genius move and has been an important part of Hello Kitty’s popularity.

Because, well, who couldn’t use an extra friend to share in your feelings? Especially a friend that is as adorable as Hello Kitty!

April 5, 2018
Hello Kitty Items

Hello Kitty Sewing Machine: She Screamed When She Saw It

Hello Kitty using a sewing machineI got a cool email a while back from a guy named Bill. He was looking for a Hello Kitty sewing machine that would be a good Christmas present for his daughter who is a huge Hello Kitty fan, but was overwhelmed with the choices:

I need some help from a Hello Kitty expert. My 22 YO daughter has been a Hello Kitty fan since she was a child. I would like to get her a Hello Kitty sewing machine for the holidays but I am unsure which one is authentic.

There are so many in so many different colors this old man doesn’t have a clue.

My daughter knows but that would spoil the surprise if I asked her. I am respectfully asking you to share your Hello Kitty knowledge with a Hello Kitty ignorant old man. I would be eternally grateful to you if you would point me in the right direction!

Many thanks and have a great Hello Kitty Holiday!
Kindest regards,

A Hello Kitty sewing machine …why hadn’t I thought of that. The trusty sewing machine I had at home was conspicuously of the non-Hello Kitty variety. But what kind of sewing machine would be the best for a Hello Kitty fan like Bill’s daughter?

I went in search of Hello Kitty sewing machines. There was actually a nice selection out there, from simple beginner machines to ones with more features, all with their own adorable Hello Kitty designs.

After a lot of comparing, I ultimately chose the Janome 15822 Hello Kitty Sewing Machine. It had great reviews and the kind of features that most people are looking for in their sewing machine:

22 Stitches and a one-step buttonhole
Built-in needle threader
Free arm
Extra high presser foot lift
Accessory storage

Built-in needle threader ftw, just sayin. All these features and people’s reviews saying that it was a nice, solid sewing machine made me feel good that it wasn’t just a cheap machine with Hello Kitty designs on it or something.

Best Cute Sewing Machine Hello Kitty

But let’s face it, what do we Hello Kitty fans want in a sewing machine? Cuteness of course! And on this sewing machine the face of Hello Kitty is adorable as usual. But for me what took it through the roof in the cuteness department were the designs on the three knobs in front. The little cartoons of elements from Hello Kitty’s world –an apple, a flower, and a bow– are simple yet soooo cute.

This is a sewing machine that you’d never want to put a cover on because it’s so freaking adorable to look at. And it is the sewing machine sold by Sanrio, so it was definitely authentic like Bill was wanting.

Front and Back of Cute Hello Kitty Sewing MachineWell, I knew I had a winner with the Janome 15822 Hello Kitty Sewing Machine so I sent an email to Bill about it. He thanked me for my time and said he was going to buy the sewing machine right away before they ran out on Amazon during the Christmas season.

I felt really happy to have been able to help, but a few weeks later I saw a new email in my inbox from Bill. Uh-oh, had the sewing machine not been cute enough? He wrote:

Hi Anita,

Just wanted to let you know that our daughter was absolutely delighted with the sewing machine! She screamed when she saw it, I thought the neighbors were going to call the police!

We can’t thank you enough for the effort you put into this for us.


Reading that email made my day! Happy Hello Kitty sewing to all :0)

October 20, 2016
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